Our protagonist is a tree.
That used to be a human being.
But is now a tree
And really likes it better that way.
Unfortunately our tree is about to be
Turned back into a human being
When it is cut down as a tree.
This is not an uncommon occurrence.
Haven’t you noticed
That the more trees that are cut down
The more people there are?
“Tree” by Richard James Allen, from the book The Air Dolphin Brigade (Paper Bark Press and Shoestring Press, 1995).
This poem was sourced through the Australian Poetry LibraryPhotos : ( Top) The Big Penda, Xanthostemon whitei, Graham Bell (Bottom) Paris crowd, James Cridland Flickr
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